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Golden Nuggets: Bruce Ellington at RB, cornerback injuries, previews and more

49ers links for Friday, September 12, 2014.

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Thomas B. Shea

Apologies for the delay on the Golden Nuggets today. I put together a quick rundown with topics including Bruce Ellington, cornerback injuries, previews, and more. Speaking of links, if you're looking for previous NN content and can't find it on the front page, check out the Archives page.

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Bruce Ellington

Ellington could take James' role as No. 3 running back (Maiocco)
Mr. Versatility: WR/KR/PR Ellington could see action in backfield (Branch)
Deuce Bruce? Roman says Ellington, Miller could fill in as No. 3 RB (Inman)

Cornerback injuries

Culliver limited in practice; Bears top three WRs sit (Maiocco)
Practice report: Culliver closer to returning from concussion; Brock, Davis still out (Inman)
San Francisco 49ers injury report: Chris Culliver limited (Gutierrez)
Injury Report: Tramaine Brock Misses Practice (
49ers notes: Rookie CB Dontae Johnson could see more work vs. Bears - (Barrows)
Young corners step up (

Vic Fangio

Fangio: Brooks was ready to play; McDonald handling ‘firestorm’ well (Branch)
Why Carradine and Dial aren't in uniform for 49ers games (Maiocco)

49ers-Bears previews

San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears preview (ESPN)
5 Burning Questions for the 49ers in Week 2 (
Infographic: 49ers vs. Bears Preview (
Pro Football Focus preview

Levi's Stadium

The sod story of Levi's Stadium surface (Maiocco)
Inside Levi’s Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers’ new home (MMQB)
Inside Look at the Hall of Fame Levi's Stadium Museum (NBC Bay Area)
Pulled Pork, Rotisserie Chicken, Steamed Buns, Gourmet Food at Levi's Stadium (NBC Bay Area)
49ers fans throw down big bucks for Levi's Stadium opener Sunday (Rosenberg) Video

Coming Soon: 49ers vs. Bears
Greg Roman: QB Colin Kaepernick 'Was Marvelous'
49ers DC Vic Fangio: "We Need More Pass-rush"
Michael Crabtree Returns to 100-percent Health
Dontae Johnson: 'Prepared as if I Was Starting'